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Subject: [Leica] Arctic trip
From: hjwulff at (Henning Wulff)
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:18:20 -0700
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Thanks, guys. Yes, definitely bleak. No bushes, no trees. Actually, that's 
not quite true. There was the arctic willow (picture to come), but it is a 
ground creeper, only about a cm high.

Henning Wulff
hjwulff at

On 2016-09-19, at 3:31 AM, Jayanand Govindaraj <jayanand at> wrote:

> Nice set, but feels rather bleak on the whole.
> My favourite is the Kittiwake formation...
> Cheers
> Jayanand
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Henning Wulff <hjwulff at> 
> wrote:
>> Well, we are back from our arctic trip (thanks in part to my cousin Philip
>> the travel agent) and have had a bit of time to look at some of the 
>> photos.
>> We went from August 20 to August 28 inclusive, from Resolute on Cornwallis
>> Island (approx. 75?N) to Cambridge Bay (approx. 69?N). Temperatures were
>> about 2?C ?2? the whole time, but often with a fierce wind. Dressing 
>> warmly
>> was adviseable.
>> The trip was with OneOcean Expeditions, which charters Russian research
>> vessels; in our case the Akademik Ioffe. A Finnish built, Russian owned 
>> and
>> manned vessel chartered to a Canadian company operating out of Squamish,
>> BC. They do various trips into the Arctic and Antarctic with mainly two
>> identical ships. After our trip, I have only praise for the whole
>> operation. The Russian crew was professional in all the best possible 
>> ways,
>> the OneOcean staff were extremely knowledgeable and helpful (staff were
>> mostly Canadian with some other nationalities represented) and the ship 
>> was
>> perfectly suitable for this trip. Strengthened for ice, extremely quiet 
>> and
>> vibration free diesel engines and electric thrusters for 'sneaking up on
>> polar bears', if a 6000ton ship can sneak up on anything.
>> The sister ship to this one was the base of operations two years ago when
>> the first of Sir John Franklin's ships, the Erebus was found after 165
>> years in Queen Maud Sound in 11m of water. A week after we came home the
>> second ship, the Terror, was found a bit further North by essentially the
>> same group, but not using the same ship since it was still carrying
>> tourists.
>> So. Here are the first pictures. All pictures in this album are from the
>> trip; more to come.
>> Henning Wulff
>> hjwulff at
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